The sexiest Squier I've ever seen! Contemporary Sweetwater Exclusive Satin Black

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by HamOnTheCob, Apr 27, 2019.


  1. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    And replace the pickups and preamp?
     
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  2. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Have you actually played this bass? In my opinion, and in the opinion of some other experienced players, it sounds great as is.


     
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  3. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    I've played several.
    Uninspiring to say the least.
    This from a guy who's been praising Squier for six years.
    I must try 50 to 60 basses a year, but none of the new Squiers do it for me, other than the FSR CV P bass.
    I'm glad you like yours, though.
    It sounds good in your video.
    I'm heading out to Guitar Center and Sam Ash right now. Maybe I'll try it again.
     
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  4. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Fine, if you don’t like what you heard, you are certainly entitled to your opinion. I liked it, and TB vet Brad Johnson is on record saying he liked them, but we are people, not cookie cutters.
     
  5. ejaggers

    ejaggers Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2009
    Fort Worth, tx
    This bass is everything I don't want in a bass:
    o Black with black PG
    o Active
    o 5 string

    And yet I love it!!!

    057912
     
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  6. felis

    felis

    Jul 31, 2013
    Midwest, USA
    The painted head stock doesn't look right with the maple neck.
     
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  7. BossOnBass

    BossOnBass

    Aug 11, 2012
    Houston, TX
    I already bought one bass this week. Dangit!!
     
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  8. wizard65

    wizard65

    Sep 1, 2014
    Looks like an alternative to the Sire V3/V7.
     
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  9. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    It is.
     
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  10. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    I saw one at Guitar Guys... loved the look, but didn't play it.
     
  11. ThinCrappyTone

    ThinCrappyTone Guest

    Oct 1, 2011
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  12. Stranger Danger

    Stranger Danger Feel Like A Stranger Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Texas
    I have to agree. I’ve never been a fan of matching Head stocks with maple. Looks off to me.
     
  13. Stranger Danger

    Stranger Danger Feel Like A Stranger Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Texas
    I’m so happy to be off that train. 50-60 a year? Yikes.

    PS-It’s Squier not Squire.
     
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  14. Too many features that are fine individually, but don't blend well. I like swordfish, mustard and chocolate, but not all in the same bite. Black satin finish with a matching headstock is okay, but not with a maple block neck. A pickguard and/or control plate is good, but neither or both looks better than this. It looks half finished. The rectangular pickups seem out of place on this bass after seeing the standard J pups for the last (almost) 60 years. Even the double Js have the mounting screw eyes on the outside to give you some familiarity. It may be a super instrument, but it's like a Where's Waldo for the eyeballs.
     
  15. nonohmic

    nonohmic Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
    At this price point I'd prefer my money to go to simple, more quality components than a bunch of flashy features.
     
  16. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Sure, just for fun.

    Yeah, I know...I've typed it a few hundred times!
     
  17. Smooth_bass88

    Smooth_bass88 vaxx!

    Oct 31, 2006
    North AMERICA, USA
    saw a band recently and the bass player had this exact bass. Sounded very good! He let me play it for a minute and I was thoroughly impressed. Dude's main bass is an Alembic. He likes the Squire better
     
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  18. G On Bass

    G On Bass Supporting Member

    Dec 31, 2007
    Ventura County, CA
    Looks cool. I'm a 5 string guy and painted headstock with matching blocks on maple is always a fave look of mine. IMHO, Squier offers many more basses of interest to me than Fender and this is no exception!
     
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  19. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    I had an active Squier Jazz 5 that was my main player for about 8 months. I'd have kept on using it if it didn't weigh 65 lbs. Sounded awesome! The day I bought it, I went to Guitar Center with a pocket full of cash wanting to add a Jazz to my collection. I was ready and willing to buy anything, and they had pretty much everything in stock. I saw the Jazz 5 which had just come out at the time, started playing it cuz it looked so cool, couldn't put it down, and honestly - it sounded better than all the rest. Had to buy it.

    This one is a little different, but I'm not too sure any upgrades will be necessary. Some Squiers kill, just as they are.
     
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